Paul was steadfast as he purposed in his heart to testify to the Jews at Jerusalem. Nothing would detour him – not fear of physical or emotional afflictions which the Holy Spirit warned him about. He did not fear what people would say or think, such as his friends weeping and warning. Paul was not concerned about unimportant and non-essentials, such as Jewish vows or men’s traditions.
Nothing would detour this steadfast witness for Jesus Christ, even when the actual physical abuse and false charges come he is still witnessing.
The Apostle Paul left Christians a great example and many lessons here in Acts chapter 21.